This week, news that got our editors’ attention includes a sports legend cruising into the Super Bowl in Kia’s new sport sedan, on-demand snacking during your ride-share and the new way to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes or BMW. Check out the top stories picked for you by clicking the links below: Continue reading >>>
Going green in our cars means more than just getting better fuel economy. As early as 1998, Chrysler aimed to use recycled materials for the fabric roof liner of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fast forward to the 2010s and the list of automakers using recycled materials has grown.
Ford stands out when it comes to using recycled materials; in addition to using recycled materials in the wire frame and under the hood, Ford incorporates recycled materials in tactile components of a car’s interior, such as seat cushions and fabric. In 2011, Ford began using soy foam for its seat cushions. Shortly after, the automaker incorporated Repreve fabric, made of recycled water bottles, in the 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
Ford isn’t just focusing its recycling efforts on one or two models. Instead, its efforts span multiple models, from trucks to compact vehicles.
It’s turned its attention to another interior component, with some inspiration from bees. Continue reading >>>
The idea behind this new weekly feature is hopefully self-explanatory, but if you’re yet to have your morning coffee and need a helping hand, we’ll be scouring the CarGurus classified listings to find examples of hot hatches that can now be bought for a bargainous 50% of their original price. This week we look at the brilliant Mk6 VW Golf GTI. Continue reading >>>
The Detroit Auto Show took place this week, making for a lot of great auto news. Stealing the spotlight were all things electric, including a challenge from Ferrari to Tesla; a new SUV from a Chinese automaker; and Infiniti’s bet on electric luxury. Read these stories and more favorites picked by our editors by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
Some cars are better-suited for the traffic slog and tight elbow room of city life. If you’ve ever driven in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, or Houston, you’re well-aware of the traffic nightmares that unfold on a daily basis as people drive — or try to drive — from their homes to their offices and back again.
We highlighted five rides that can hold up to city driving. We based our list on used cars that are about 3 years old, examining the number of open recalls and reliability ratings for each. We also referenced the CarGurus Used Car Awards and mixed in a little common sense for good measure.
Did your favorite make it to the list? If not, add yours to the comments below. Continue reading >>>
News from CES, your new driving buddy Alexa and how one automaker wants to connect to your brain to improve your driving are just a few of the stories that caught the attention of our editors this week. Click on the links below to check out the full articles. Continue reading >>>
The weather outside is frightful, but choose the right car and driving in winter can still be delightful. Our selection below covers a range of budgets and types of cars that, when combined with a good set of winter tyres, will keep you moving when the weather turns nasty.
Rarely does a new vehicle debut with less power and capability than the model it’s replacing. Yet the Nissan Kicks compact crossover is hitting the market without all wheel drive and with less horsepower than its predecessor, the Juke.
AWD has become a staple of crossovers from almost all automakers. So, the decision not to offer it as an option is an interesting one. Will the new Nissan Kicks find a fan base in spite of its front-wheel-drive-only architecture and 1.6-liter 125-hp motor? Continue reading >>>
Twenty two years ago, General Motors unveiled its all-electric car, the EV1, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on January 4, 1996. What better time to look back at how far the technology has come — and consider whether we are finally on the brink of acceptance on a worldwide scale.